The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a drug-sniffing dog named Jerry Lee. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house, sex-life, etc.Written by
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The game played by Dooley in his car is a Game and Watch from Nintendo. The game is called "Manhole" second version released in 1983. See more »
The handheld video game that Dooley is playing throughout the film is the Nintendo Game & Watch game "Manhole". The sounds that the game makes, such as the "laughing" noise, do not exist in the game. Also, the "game over" music that plays is taken from the Game & Watch version of Super Mario Bros. Additionally, the way he describes the game to Jerry Lee, by saying that he's shooting at people, and loses when he misses is incorrect, since the object of the game is simply to move a platform around the game screen to stop people falling down open manholes. See more »
[Dooley resolves a hostage situation by driving into it with his new car]
Narcotics? Party of 12?
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Jerry Lee is played by Rando, not Jerry Lee, as credited at the end. See more »
The UK theatrical version was cut by 21 secs to secure a "12" rating and removed descriptions of a "Colombian Necktie". The 15 rated video version was uncut and the 12 rated DVD is also intact. See more »
As a young child, K-9 was one of my favourite films, and although my tastes have matured with time, this is still a very funny film, with one of the most underrated actors ever, James Belushi. Playing the superb Bill Murray deadpan style, but usually as a cop, rather than Murray's humorous loser roles, Belushi is a likeable dodgy cop. The end scene in the hospital is the best man and dog conversation ever, although Jerry Lee jumping in the poodle's car runs it pretty close.
My rating : 9 out of 10
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